Fermi Maps an Active Galaxy's 'Smokestack Plumes'
January 10, 2013
It takes the addition of radio data (orange) to fully appreciate the scale of Cen A's giant radio-emitting lobes, which stretch more than 1.4 million light-years. Gamma-rays from Fermi's Large Area Telescope (purple) and an image of the galaxy in visible light are also included in this composite. Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration, Capella Observatory, and Ilana Feain, Tim Cornwell, and Ron Ekers (CSIRO/ATNF), R. Morganti (ASTRON), and N. Junkes (MPIfR)
Topics: Extragalactic astronomy, Astronomy, Physics, Technology Internet, Fermi, Ronald Ekers, Sonoma State University, Centaurus A, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Enrico Fermi, Astrophysics, Spaceflight